Yo yo is a popular toy that has been used since time immemorial by children and is essentially a string that is tied at one end to a flat spool. It was made immensely popular in the 1920’s and is still quite popular with children and adults alike. There are a number of names that […]
Who invented whoopee cushion?
The Whoopee cushion has been the center stage of many practical jokes. This is actually a cushion that is made of rubber and it is used for playing practical tricks on unsuspecting people. Made of two rubber sheets that have glued from one end at the edges, there is also a small opening from one […]
Who invented fireworks?
It is believed that fireworks were invented 2000 years back in China but no sure records say as to who invented it. The most believed legend says that a cook in China accidentally left some saltpeter in the fire and it produced a different kind of flame. Later the mixture of charcoal, sulphur and gunpowder […]
Who invented chess?
The history of chess is around 1500years old. It was in the sixth century that chess appeared in India with the name of chaturanga meaning four limbs. From India the game spread to Persia and when Arabs conquered Persia it entered the Muslim world and got another name shatranj. From here it traveled to Europe […]
Who invented legos?
It was in 1932, Ole Kirk Christiansen and his son Godtfred Kirk invented Lego. Ole Kirk was a carpenter by profession, this he started in 1916. He belonged to village Billund, Denmark and made stepladders, ironing board and wooden toys. It was in Denmark that the company was established. When the country was going through […]